Sorts of hosting services
A hosting solution pertains to keeping and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server run by a hosting supplier. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's review these. Thus, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to set up a website, mails, or to share files with mates and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service offered by given hosts, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file storage packages are often supported by showing adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific span of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally false interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between separate stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web page hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a kind of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given corporations provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is suitable if you wish to share a big number of pics with buddies or associates since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will receive a random link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a solution committed to handling your email address accounts. Some firms provide webspace hosting services for websites, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you would like to manage an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip produces a certain amount of CPU load, so with several videos and a few hundred site viewers, you may have difficulty with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to administer as many video files as you want without hassling about system supplies.
- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to run a web site. To some degree, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and e-mails, upload videos, etc. At Creative Twist, for example, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that enable you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting packages that are intended for specific web content exclusively.